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Thank you is so feeble

 

When you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words
(Matthew 6:7; NKJV).

 

“Thank you”
Is so feeble, Lord, 
But what else 
Can I add?

“Sorry”
Is inadequate –
But what else 
Can I say?    

“Love you”
Is repetitive – 
But what else  
Can I claim?

“Help me”
Is so childlike, Lord –
But what else
Can I pray? 

 

References

Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; RSV).

If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift (Matthew 5:23-4; RSV).

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! (Psalm 38:22; RSV).

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I keep the LORD always before me (Psalm 16:8; NIV).

And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? (Luke 18:7).

On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night (Psalm 63:6; N|V).

…when I awake, I am still with you (Psalm 139:18; NIV).

Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice (Psalm 55:17).

…surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20).

Father,
Thank you for being with me all the time,
And for hearing my prayers –
Though they are often so sleepy,
Tangled and repetitive.

Please help me
To reach out to you ceaselessly,
Day and night.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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